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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 21, 2021 Brian Stalnaker, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia/Richmond Division (804) 343-2826;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals and Virginia State Police Conduct Operation 'River City Sweep'

Richmond, VA – U.S. Marshals from the Eastern District of Virginia and Eastern District of North Carolina along with Virginia State Police announce the completion of “River City Sweep”. The four-day operation began on May 18th and concluded on May 21st. The city of Richmond, Petersburg, Chesterfield, and Hopewell were focal points of the operation. During this operation, eight non-compliant sex offenders were arrested, closing 24 outstanding warrants. Four of the arrestees were Virginia Department of Corrections most wanted fugitives. U.S. Marshals are still actively working other cases and will continue to generate leads that will assist in the apprehension of other non-compliant sex offenders.

“I am proud of the Deputy Marshals, task force officers, and our federal, state and local law enforcement partners for the work they did this week with these sex offender investigations, and for what they do each day. The results of this operation speak for themselves and are indicative of the strength of the law enforcement cooperation we enjoy here in Eastern Virginia. It is my hope that the efforts will demonstrate to our citizens that we are committed to keeping our communities safe, and free from those with the intent to cause harm. I am honored and humbled that the Marshals Service is a part of this team of professional, dedicated, public servants”, stated U.S. Marshal Nick Proffitt of the Eastern District of Virginia.

The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond consists of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Corrections, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Richmond, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell Police Departments.

For more information on the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry,
click on http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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